June 6 Holidays, Events & Observances

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June 6 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are June 6 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; June 6 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on June 6.

June 6 holidays and observances
June 6 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in June, international holidays in June 6, national days in June 6. Some major June 6 national day and International holidays list in June calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore June 6 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of June 6 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on June 6, notable events, national days in June 6, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on June 6 globally.

Month of June

June is a summer month in the northern half of the world, and a winter month in the southern half. It is named after Juno, the goddess of youth.

Identified as a counterpart to the Greek Hera, Juno was an important and powerful ancient Italian deity who became the protector of Rome, wife of Jupiter, queen of gods, and goddess of marriage, childbirth, and fertility.

According to tradition, the birthstones for June are pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone, all representing health and longevity. The June birth flowers are the rose (Rosa) and the honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium).

Holidays in June

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word june refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

June has its share of celebrations and holidays. As you probably know, it’s the month we honor the fathers in our lives with Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June (June 20, 2021) and commemorate the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans on Juneteenth (June 19). The month of June is Pride Month, a month-long observance in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people—and the history, culture, and contributions of these people and their communities.

June 6 holidays and observances
June 6 Holidays and Observances

June 6 Holidays, National Day

June 6 is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 208 days remain until the end of the year.

The date is most famously associated with D-Day on Tuesday, 6 June 1944, when the Western Allies carried out landing and airborne operations in Normandy to begin Operation Overlord during World War II. D-Day (codenamed Operation Neptune) was the largest seaborne invasion in history. It began the liberation of German-occupied France to lay the foundations of Allied victory over Nazi Germany, finally achieved in May 1945.

Events

Pre-1901

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Gustav Vasa – portrait by Jakob Bincks, 1542

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Pierre Corneille, born 6 June 1606

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Alexander Pushkin, born 6 June 1799

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Public Holidays in Queensland, founded 6 June 1859

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Thomas Mann, born 6 June 1875

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Aram Khachaturian, born 6 June 1903

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Levi Stubbs, born 6 June 1936

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Louis Chevrolet, died 6 June 1941

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D-Day: large landing craft convoy crosses the English Channel on 6 June 1944

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D-Day: British Commandos landing on Gold Beach, 6 June 1944

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Tommie Smith, born 6 June 1944, at the 1968 Olympic medal ceremony where he and John Carlos (behind) protested against racism

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David Blunkett, born 6 June 1947

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Björn Borg, born 6 June 1956

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Carl Gustav Jung, died 6 June 1961

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Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated 6 June 1968

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Anne Bancroft, died 6 June 2005

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Esther Williams, died 6 June 2013

  • 913 – Constantine VII, the 8-year-old illegitimate son of Leo VI the Wise, becomes nominal ruler of the Byzantine Empire under the regency of a seven-man council headed by Patriarch Nicholas Mystikos, appointed by Constantine’s uncle Alexander III on his deathbed.
  • 1505 – The M8.2–8.8 Lo Mustang earthquake affects Tibet and Nepal, causing severe damage in Kathmandu and parts of the Indo-Gangetic plain.
  • 1513 – Battle of Novara. In the Italian Wars, Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing them to abandon Milan; Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
  • 1523 – Swedish regent Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden and, marking a symbolic end to the Kalmar Union, 6 June is designated the country’s national day.
  • 1654 – Swedish Queen Christina abdicated her throne in favour of her cousin Charles Gustav and converted to Catholicism.
  • 1762 – In the Seven Years’ War, British forces begin the Siege of Havana and temporarily capture the city.
  • 1813 – The Battle of Stoney Creek, considered a critical turning point in the War of 1812. A British force of 700 under John Vincent defeats an American force twice its size under William Winder and John Chandler.
  • 1822 – Alexis St Martin is accidentally shot in the stomach, leading to William Beaumont’s studies on digestion.
  • 1832 – The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.
  • 1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
  • 1859 – Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales. The date is still celebrated as Queensland Day.
  • 1862 – The First Battle of Memphis, a naval engagement fought on the Mississippi results in the capture of Memphis, Tennessee by Union forces from the Confederates.
  • 1882 – The Shewan forces of Menelik II of Ethiopia defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and their victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
  • 1889 – The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle.
  • 1892 – The Chicago “L” elevated rail system begins operation.
  • 1894 – Governor Davis H. Waite orders the Colorado state militia to protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners’ strike.
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1901–present

  • 1912 – The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
  • 1918 – Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I: the U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day’s casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Château-Thierry (the losses are exceeded at the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943).
  • 1925 – The original Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter Chrysler from the remains of the Maxwell Motor Company.
  • 1933 – The first drive-in theater opens in Camden, New Jersey.
  • 1934 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • 1942 – The United States Navy’s victory over the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway is a major turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. All four Japanese fleet carriers taking part—Akagi, Kaga, Sōryū and Hiryū—are sunk, as is the heavy cruiser Mikuma. The American carrier Yorktown and the destroyer Hammann are also sunk.
  • 1944 – Commencement of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, with the execution of Operation Neptune—commonly referred to as D-Day—the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 160,000 Allied troops cross the English Channel with about 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers participating. By the end of the day, the Allies have landed on five invasion beaches and are pushing inland.
  • 1971 – Soyuz 11 is launched. The mission ends in disaster when all three cosmonauts, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev are suffocated by uncontrolled decompression of the capsule during re-entry on 29 June.
  • 1975 – British referendum results in continued membership of the European Economic Community, with 67% of votes in favour.
  • 1982 – The Lebanon War begins. Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon during Operation Peace for the Galilee, eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
  • 1985 – The grave of “Wolfgang Gerhard” is opened in Embu, Brazil; the exhumed remains are later proven to be those of Josef Mengele, Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death”; Mengele is thought to have drowned while swimming in February 1979.
  • 1993 – Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat wins the first presidential election in Mongolia.
  • 2002 – Eastern Merranean event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Merranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
  • 2017 – Syrian civil war: The Battle of Raqqa begins with an offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to capture the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Birthdays

Pre-1801

  • 1436 – Regiomontanus (Johannes Müller von Königsberg), German mathematician, astronomer, and bishop (d. 1476)
  • 1519 – Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (d. 1603)
  • 1599 – Diego Velázquez (date of baptism), Spanish painter and educator (d. 1660)
  • 1606 – Pierre Corneille, French playwright and producer (d. 1684)
  • 1622 – Claude-Jean Allouez, French-American missionary and explorer (d. 1689)
  • 1714 – Joseph I of Portugal, King of Portugal from 31 July 1750 until his death (d. 1777)
  • 1755 – Nathan Hale, American soldier (d. 1776)
  • 1756 – John Trumbull, American soldier and painter (d. 1843)
  • 1799 – Alexander Pushkin, Russian author and poet (d. 1837)

19th century

  • 1810 – Friedrich Wilhelm Schneidewin, German philologist and scholar (d. 1856)
  • 1841 – Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish author and publisher (d. 1910)
  • 1850 – Karl Ferdinand Braun, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate in 1909 for physics (d. 1918)
  • 1857 – Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1918)
  • 1862 – Henry Newbolt, English historian, author, and poet (d. 1938)
  • 1868 – Robert Falcon Scott, English sailor and explorer (d. 1912)
  • 1872 – Alix of Hesse, German princess and Russian empress (d. 1918)
  • 1875 – Thomas Mann, German author and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1890 – Ted Lewis, American singer, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1971)
  • 1891 – Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Indian author and academic (d. 1986)
  • 1891 – Erich Marcks, German general in WWII who planned Operation Barbarossa (d. 1944)
  • 1896 – Henry Allingham, English World War I soldier and supercentenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1896 – Italo Balbo, Italian air marshal and fascist politician who played a key role in developing Mussolini’s air force (d. 1940)
  • 1898 – Jacobus Johannes Fouché, South African politician, 2nd State President of South Africa (d. 1980)
  • 1898 – Ninette de Valois, English ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 2001)
  • 1900 – Manfred Sakel, Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1957)
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1901–1930

  • 1901 – Jan Struther, English author, poet and hymnwriter who created the character Mrs Miniver (d. 1953)
  • 1901 – Sukarno, Indonesian engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia (d. 1970)
  • 1902 – Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1947)
  • 1903 – Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer and conductor (d. 1978)
  • 1906 – Max August Zorn, German mathematician and academic who is noted for Zorn’s Lemma (d. 1993)
  • 1907 – Bill Dickey, American baseball player and manager who played in eight World Series, winning seven (d. 1993)
  • 1909 – Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-English historian and philosopher (d. 1997)
  • 1915 – Vincent Persichetti, American pianist and composer (d. 1987)
  • 1916 – Hamani Diori, Nigerien academic and politician, 1st President of Niger (d. 1989)
  • 1917 – Kirk Kerkorian, American businessman, founded the Tracinda Corporation (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Kenneth Connor, English comedy actor (d. 1993)
  • 1918 – Edwin G. Krebs, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1919 – Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, English army officer and politician, 6th Secretary General of NATO (d. 2018)
  • 1923 – V. C. Andrews, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – Jean Pouliot, Canadian broadcaster (d. 2004)
  • 1925 – Maxine Kumin, American poet and author (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation and a noted code talker during World War II (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998)
  • 1929 – James Barnor, Ghanaian photographer
  • 1929 – Sunil Dutt, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1930 – Frank Tyson, English-Australian cricketer, coach and journalist (d. 2015)

1931–1945

  • 1932 – David Scott, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut who was the commander of Apollo 15
  • 1933 – Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Albert II, King of the Belgians from 9 August 1993 to 21 July 2013 (abdicated)
  • 1935 – Jon Henricks, Australian swimmer; winner of two Olympic gold medals in 1956
  • 1936 – D. Ramanaidu, Indian actor, director, and producer, founded Suresh Productions (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Levi Stubbs, American soul singer; lead vocalist of the Four Tops (d. 2008)
  • 1939 – Louis Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer (d. 2021)
  • 1939 – Gary U.S. Bonds, American singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – Willie John McBride, Northern Irish rugby player who toured with the British Lions five times
  • 1943 – Richard Smalley, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate in 1996 for chemistry (d. 2005)
  • 1944 – Monty Alexander, Jamaican jazz pianist
  • 1944 – Phillip Allen Sharp, American molecular biologist; 1993 Nobel Prize laureate (Physiology or Medicine)
  • 1944 – Tommie Smith, American sprinter and football player; winner of 1968 Olympic 200m gold medal in a world record time

1946–2000

  • 1946 – Tony Levin, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1947 – David Blunkett, British Labour politician; Home Secretary 2001–2004
  • 1947 – Robert Englund, American actor; best known for Nightmare on Elm Street
  • 1947 – Ada Kok, Dutch butterfly stroke swimmer; winner of three Olympic medals including gold in 1968
  • 1948 – Arlene Harris, American entrepreneur, inventor, investor and policy advocate
  • 1949 – Holly Near, American folk singer and songwriter
  • 1954 – Harvey Fierstein, American actor and playwright; twice a winner at the Tony Awards
  • 1954 – Wladyslaw Zmuda, Polish footballer and manager; 91 caps for Poland and voted Best Young Player at the 1974 FIFA World Cup
  • 1955 – Sam Simon, American director, producer and screenwriter; co-developer of The Simpsons (d. 2015)
  • 1956 – Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player; winner of eleven Grand Slam singles titles including five consecutive Wimbledons
  • 1967 – Paul Giamatti, American actor and producer
  • 1972 – Natalie Morales, American television journalist and NBC News anchor
  • 1974 – Sonya Walger, British-American actress
  • 1985 – Becky Sauerbrunn, American footballer; twice a winner of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, also an Olympic gold medallist
  • 1992 – DeAndre Hopkins, American football player

Deaths

Pre-1901

  • 184 – Qiao Xuan, Chinese official (b. c. 110)
  • 863 – Abu Musa Utamish, vizier to the Abbasid Caliphate
  • 913 – Alexander III, Byzantine emperor (b. 870)
  • 1097 – Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon and Navarre
  • 1134 – Norbert of Xanten, German bishop and saint (b. 1060)
  • 1217 – Henry I, King of Castile and Toledo (b. 1204)
  • 1251 – William III of Dampierre, Count of Flanders
  • 1252 – Robert Passelewe, Bishop of Chichester
  • 1480 – Vecchietta, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect (b. 1412)
  • 1548 – João de Castro, Portuguese soldier and politician, Governor of Portuguese India (b. 1500)
  • 1583 – Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese daimyo (b. 1556)
  • 1661 – Martino Martini, Italian Jesuit missionary (b. 1614)
  • 1799 – Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia (b. 1736)
  • 1813 – Antonio Cachia, Maltese architect, engineer and archaeologist (b. 1739)
  • 1832 – Jeremy Bentham, English jurist and philosopher (b. 1748)
  • 1861 – Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, Italian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
  • 1865 – William Quantrill, leader of a Confederate guerrilla band in the American Civil War (b. 1837)
  • 1878 – Robert Stirling, Scottish minister and engineer, invented the stirling engine (b. 1790)
  • 1881 – Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violinist and composer (b. 1820)
  • 1891 – John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
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1901–2000

  • 1916 – Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of China (b. 1859)
  • 1922 – Lillian Russell, American actress and singer (b. 1860)
  • 1935 – Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, English field marshal and politician, 12th Governor-General of Canada (b. 1862)
  • 1941 – Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-American race car driver and businessman, founded Chevrolet and Frontenac Motor Corporation (b. 1878)
  • 1946 – Gerhart Hauptmann, German novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1947 – James Agate, English author and critic (b. 1877)
  • 1948 – Louis Lumière, French film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1864)
  • 1955 – Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter and educator (b. 1875)
  • 1961 – Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (b. 1875)
  • 1962 – Yves Klein, French painter (b. 1928)
  • 1962 – Tom Phillis, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1934)
  • 1963 – William Baziotes, American painter and academic (b. 1912)
  • 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (b. 1925)
  • 1976 – J. Paul Getty, American businessman, founded the Getty Oil Company (b. 1892)
  • 1979 – Jack Haley, American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1982 – Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and academic (b. 1905)
  • 1983 – Hans Leip, German author, poet, and playwright who wrote the lyrics of Lili Marleen (b. 1893)
  • 1991 – Stan Getz, American saxophonist and jazz innovator (b. 1927)
  • 1994 – Barry Sullivan, American film actor (b. 1912)
  • 1996 – George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist; awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1980 for his studies of histocompatibility (b. 1903)

21st century

  • 2005 – Anne Bancroft, American film actress; winner of the 1963 Academy Award for Best Actress for The Miracle Worker (b. 1931)
  • 2006 – Billy Preston, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1946)
  • 2009 – Jean Dausset, French-Spanish immunologist and academic; awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his studies of the genetic basis of immunological reaction (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey player; together with Igor Larionov and Sergei Makarov, formed the famed KLM Line. (b. 1960)
  • 2013 – Jerome Karle, American crystallographer and academic; awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research into the molecular structure of chemical compounds (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Lorna Wing, English psychiatrist and physician; pioneered studies of autism (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author; prosecuting attorney in the Tate–LaBianca murders case (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Ludvík Vaculík, Czech journalist and author; noted for The Two Thousand Words which inspired the Prague Spring (b. 1926)
  • 2016 – Viktor Korchnoi, Russian chess grandmaster; arguably the best player never to become World Chess Champion (b. 1931)
  • 2016 – Peter Shaffer, English playwright and screenwriter; works included Equus and Amadeus (b. 1926)

Holidays and observances

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6 June is the feast day of St Claude

Christian feast days

  • St Claude
  • Ini Kopuria (Church of England, Episcopal Church, Anglican Church of Melanesia)
  • St Marcellin Champagnat
  • St Norbert

Others

  • D-Day Invasion Anniversary.
  • Engineer’s Day in Taiwan.
  • Korean Children’s Union Foundation Day in North Korea.
  • Memorial Day in South Korea.
  • National Day of Sweden, marking the end of the Danish-ruled Kalmar Union and the coronation of King Gustav Vasa.
  • National Huntington’s Disease Awareness Day in the USA.
  • Queensland Day.
  • UN Russian Language Day.
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June 6 National Days, the conclusion

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